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Business Economics and Business Analytics MSc

Develop a proficiency in economic theory and its application to analytical decision making in the public and private spheres. 

Overview

Reasons to study Business Economics and Business Analytics at DMU:

  • Designed for students that will have had some exposure to the subject areas
    and need to develop their ability to the applicability of the main concepts within the wider business and organisational environment
  • Be conversant with the basic principles of economics
    whilst being able to demonstrate key skills in business intelligence and analytics
  • Business analytics is an increasing area of interest to all types of organisations
    whether the focus is on profit or the provision of not-for-profit services
  • The course also has relevance to a wide variety of professions and careers
    and, as such, offers a growing area of employment
  • Explore the impact of the macro-economic environment upon organisations
    by the consideration of the micro-environment upon their control systems.
  • Enjoy an international experience with #DMUglobal
    our innovative programme of work and study opportunities across the world, which can enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons

Scholarships:
At DMU, we are committed to helping our graduates enhance their careers and personal development through further study.

Vice-Chancellor’s 2020 Scholarship
Up to 50 per cent of tuition fees offered to Home/EU DMU alumni for students who wish to continue their studies at DMU by enrolling on a Postgraduate taught course. For more information visit our Vice-Chancellor’s 2020 Scholarship page.

International Scholarships
Find out about available scholarships and country specific fee discounts for international students.

Scholarships:

At DMU, we are committed to helping our graduates enhance their careers and personal development through further study. We are currently finalising our scholarship packages for 2017 entry.

 

More courses like this:

Business Economics and Business Finance MSc
Business Economics and Risk Management MSc

  • UK/EU
  • International

Key facts for UK/EU students

Institution code: D26

Programme code:
Sept: L10071

Duration: One year full-time

Start dates: September 2017 or January 2018

Location of study: Faculty of Business and Law, Hugh Aston Building

Fees and funding: £7,000

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Find out more about additional costs and optional extras associated with this course.

Contact us: For more information complete our online enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

Key facts for international students

Institution code: D26

Programme code: 
Sept: L10071

Duration: One year full-time

Start dates: September 2017 or January 2018

Location of study: Faculty of Business and Law, Hugh Aston Building

Fees and funding: 

2017/18 entry: £12,600

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Find out more about additional costs and optional extras associated with this course.

Contact us: For more information complete our online enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

Entry criteria

Entry criteria

Applicants will normally hold an undergraduate degree in Economics, Accounting, Finance, Politics, Public Policy, Banking or any business-related subject with a minimum pass of a Second Class Honours, an equivalent overseas qualification, or an equivalent professional qualification.

Students choosing this Masters would need to supply evidence of a strong performance in quantitative analysis, with at least an upper second in a final year module requiring quantitative analysis.

English Language requirements

If English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.5 (including a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent is normally required.

English language tuition is available at DMU both before and during the course, if required.

Structure and assessment

 

Course modules

Teaching and assessment

Teaching contact hours

 

Course modules

  • Macroeconomics in a Global Context – presents an analysis of how the macro economy works in a global environment that is subject to international trade and factor endowment flows. You will gain the skills to relate the theory of macroeconomics to recent world events and debate the implications of macroeconomic policy
  • Economics and Strategic Analysis – the aim of this module is for you to understand the key strategic decisions that individuals, firms and organisations, face and the consequence of those decisions. You will also learn how to apply microeconomic models to solve current economic problems
  • Statistics - Focus on the statistical techniques that are expected of a data analyst, and learn how to apply these techniques using the industry standard software SAS.
  • Analytics Programming - This module covers entering data into SAS; SAS procedures used to summaries and display data for including in reports; application of SAS programming to basic statistical analysis; critical review on analyses; links to external databases; SAS data sets and libraries; data quality issues; writing programs (macros) within SAS to perform routine tasks; efficient data management and SAS programming; SQL processing using SAS
  • Managing Complexity – offers the opportunity to experience problem structuring methods, in the classroom, and to consider their potential application in your project dissertation and/or future work
  • Data Mining Techniques and Applications - The aim of this module is to review the data mining methods and techniques available for uncovering important information from large data sets and to know when and how to use a particular technique effectively. The module will enable you to develop an in-depth knowledge of applying data mining methods and techniques and interpreting the statistical results in relevant problem domains.
  • Econometrics – during this module you will extend your knowledge of quantitative research methodology by exploring the scope and methodology of econometrics
  • Customer Relationship Management - This module develops an understanding of how organisations manage their relationships with customers effectively to produce highly satisfied customers who are more loyal and much more profitable to the organisation.
  • Dissertation - You must also undertake a dissertation, providing an invaluable opportunity to work in depth on a particular aspect of economics and finance. You will need to apply and enhance technical knowledge and critical awareness in a subject of your choice.

Note: All modules are subject to change in order to keep content current.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching will be delivered through formal lectures, informal seminars, tutorials, workshops, discussions and e-learning packages. Assessment will usually be through a combination of individual and group work, presentations, essays, reports and exams.

Teaching contact hours

This is a full-time course and in total you should be prepared to devote approximately 38 hours a week to your studies. You will typically have up to 14 hours contact hours of teaching most weeks for semester 1 and 2. Teaching is through a mix of lecturers, tutorials, seminars and lab sessions and the breakdown of these activities is shown in each module description.

In addition each module provides a 2 hour surgery each week available for individual consultation with the lecturer. You may also have some scheduled meetings with your programme leader, personal tutor, and/or careers throughout the year to discuss your academic progress and personal development.

Self-directed study: In order to prepare for, and assimilate, the work in lectures and seminars you will be expected to make regular use of our on-line resources, participate in classroom discussions including on our virtual learning environment (VLE) and engage in personal study, revision and reflection for approximately 24 hours per work during semester 1 and 2.

In semester 3, you will undertake independent research for your dissertation (or executive company project), and again should typically allow around 38 hours per week for this. You will be allocated a dedicated academic supervisor to support you, who you will be able to contact on a regular basis.

Facilities and features

Hugh Aston Building

You will be taught in the Hugh Aston Building, which was purpose-built at a cost of £35 million.

Students benefit from a dedicated law environment complete with its own mock courtroom, client interviewing room and an integrated law library.

Facilities also include lecture theatres and classrooms with capacities ranging from 50 to 250 people, break-out spaces for group work, quiet study zones for individual work and a large number of high-spec IT labs, some of which are installed with professional software.

The Newarke café in Hugh Aston provides Costa Coffee as well a range of snacks and refreshments.

Library services

We have 1,500 study places and 650 computer workstations across four sites on campus. These give access to more than half a million publications, an extensive range of DVDs, e-resources and thousands of electronic journals. 

The main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year (other than in exceptional circumstances).

Award-winning staff are on hand to help and there is a café for study breaks. We offer a range of workshops, drop-in and one-to-one sessions, and our Just Ask service provides email and telephone support.

Learning zones

Our comfortable and well-equipped study areas provide a range of environments to suit your needs.

Originally set up in our main Kimberlin Library, the learning zones proved so popular that more were created in the Eric Wood Building and Greenhouse. These flexible spaces are ideal whether you are working as a group, practising a presentation or working quietly on your own.

They feature workstations with power supplies for laptops, plus bookable syndicate rooms with interactive whiteboards and DVD players. Eduroam wi-fi is available across all campus locations.

Opportunities and careers

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#DMUglobal

This is our innovative international experience programme which aims to enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons – helping you to become a global graduate, equipped to meet the needs of employers across the world.

Through #DMUglobal, we offer a wide range of opportunities including on-campus and UK activities, overseas study, internships, faculty-led field trips and volunteering, as well as Erasmus+ and international exchanges.

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Graduate careers

Enhance your existing qualifications and global career prospects with a specialist master’s in business economics and business analytics.

This course will provide advanced preparation for careers in the policy making, organisational decision making and the financial world.

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Our next postgraduate open evening takes place on Wednesday 6 September 2017.  Book your place today. 

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How to apply

We welcome applications from UK and international students with a wide range of qualifications and experience.

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50% off selected PG courses

We are committed to helping our graduates enhance their careers and personal development through further study, which is why we offer the Vice-Chancellor’s 2020 Scholarship. This gives DMU graduates a tuition fee discount of up to 50 per cent on selected full-time and part-time postgraduate courses, based on academic achievement and merit. Find out more.

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The perfect way to find out more about DMU is to attend one of the postgraduate open evenings or events that take place all year round. If you can't visit the university in person, you can also sign up for one of our online chats. Find out more.

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De Montfort University (DMU)’s growing reputation for research which benefits society has been confirmed with the publication of the REF 2014 results. Find out more.

 
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